Dr. Pepper Challenge: Overtime rules for challenge shredded on social media following controversial ending
The Dr. Pepper Challenge is getting obliterated on social media right now.
The Dr. Pepper Halftime Challenge has been a part of Championship Weekend for a while now. During halftime of the 2022 SEC Championship Game, Kayla Gibson and Reagan Whitaker were competing to win $100,000 towards their tuition. After the pair tied in regulation, an additional 15 seconds were put on the clock.
However, this period would also end in a tie. Instead of a 2nd OT period, Whitaker was declared the winner due to the results of a tiebreaker on Friday.
Even in the Dr. Pepper toss challenge the overtime rules suck
— PFF College (@PFF_College) December 3, 2022
Audible boos were heard throughout the stadium for the decision. The reaction on Twitter was also unsurprisingly negative.
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“She won the tiebreaker challenge yesterday” is “somehow Palpatine has returned” level storytelling by the Dr Pepper toss
— Jason Kirk (@thejasonkirk) December 3, 2022
— Nolan Bianchi (@nolanbianchi) December 3, 2022
Congrats to Reagan, happy for her, but get out of here with these undisclosed overtime rules, Dr Pepper.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 3, 2022
Tie in the Dr Pepper challenge should be an Oklahoma drill
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) December 3, 2022
— Isaiah Bragg (@4MrBragg) December 3, 2022
Can’t wait for the ESPN @30for30 on this year’s Dr. Pepper Challenge.
— Adam Spencer (@AdamSpencer4) December 3, 2022
NO DOUBLE OT in the Dr. Pepper Challenge?! What is this?!
— Jake Marsh (@PMTsportsbiz) December 3, 2022
“Because she won the tie-breaker challenge yesterday” ?!?!?! in the Dr Pepper Challenge. BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! We didn’t know anything about a tie-breaker challenge!! PLAY IT OUT!!!
— Chris Vernon (@ChrisVernonShow) December 3, 2022
As you can see, people were not thrilled with the ending of the challenge. With life-changing money on the line, it is reasonable to expect a more satisying process.